Masters | Postgraduate Course - Surgical Care Practitioner (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery) PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within University of Plymouth

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Surgical Care Practitioner (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery) PG Dip, PG Cert

Study Details

PgDip/PgCert: 2 years full-time

Do you want to specialise in trauma and orthopaedic surgery? Establish your career and develop the necessary skills to become a surgical care practitioner, with a focus on trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Gain the necessary skills to assist with complex surgical procedures and provide high quality patient care. Work alongside experienced surgical consultants and take part in sessions run by medical professionals.

Module details

Postgraduate certificate - to achieve a postgraduate certificate, you will need to earn 60 credits.

Core modules

Final year

Postgraduate diploma - to gain a postgraduate diploma, you will need to earn 120 credits.

Core modules

Entry Requirements

You will normally have a relevant honours degree (e.g. BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above); a European first cycle equivalent; or an equivalent professional qualification.

To apply for this programme, you'll need:

  • evidence of employment as a Surgical Care Practitioner Trainee within a UK Healthcare organisation
  • a named consultant surgeon who will be your clinical supervisor
  • a current and live registration with either the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Part 1 or 2) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • evidence of level 6 education or equivalent
  • three years post qualifying experience within a theatres/surgical speciality
  • a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously CRB)
  • a satisfactory occupational health clearance.

Student Destinations

Our MSc/PgDip Surgical Care Practitioner will equip you to perform as an advanced practitioner that provides surgical and clinical care across the entire patient journey from the pre-admission clinic to the operating theatre to post-surgery ward care.